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Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development

Introduce teaching for mastery across your department

Heard about teaching for mastery? Interested in high quality professional development?


Who can take part?


This programme is for state-funded secondary schools in England. The below diagram shows a school's journey towards mastery. Use it to determine where your school's journey starts (click/tap diagram to show a larger version with more detail of the journey).


What is involved?


Secondary maths teachers whose schools want to introduce and embed teaching for mastery can nominate two teachers (Mastery Advocates) to join a Work Group. You will be part of a locally-based group of teachers who meet regularly to develop professional knowledge and expertise, as well as receiving bespoke support.


In a Teaching for Mastery Work Group you will:

  • collaborate with colleagues from other local schools to share best practice

  • get individual school support and guidance from a local leader of maths education (LLME)

  • take away ideas to help your students become more confident mathematicians, ready to tackle GCSEs and A levels

  • introduce and embed teaching for mastery in your classroom and department


Mastery Advocates


The fully funded programme enables you and another teacher from your school to become ‘Mastery Advocates’. Initially you will be part of a Work Group for a year. You will also get in-school support from a Mastery Specialist. Beyond this, you will continue to work with your local Maths Hub and take part in a Work Group as you embed mastery across your department.


This opportunity is suitable for teachers with the commitment, experience and authority to lead developmental work across the department. It requires the support of your headteacher or a member of SLT.


What is the cost?


The Secondary Teaching for Mastery Development project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.

What should you do next?

This programme is now full for 2023/24. Contact the hub to express interest in joining the 2024/25 programme.

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